Directed by Antony Marsellis, the production will officially open July 24. Performances will continue through Aug. 14.
Set in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, The Shoemaker, according to press notes, is a "compelling drama that focuses on a shoemaker, an Italian Jew, on a devastating day that has become a turning point in American history. As each hour passes he confronts yet another part of his past, present and an uncertain future."
Each performance will be followed with a Q & A with Aiello.
This stage drama was made into the film "A Broken Sole" starring Aiello, Margaret Colin, Bob Dishy, Judith Light, Laila Robins and John Shea. An earlier one-act stage version of The Shoemaker, also starring Aiello, was presented Off-Broadway (July 2010) and played to sold-out audiences. The response was so strong that playwright Charlotte decided to expand the play into a full-length version.
Show times are Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
The Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Regular-priced seats are $66.25 ($10 tax deductible); premium seating is $131.25 ($70 tax deductible) and can be purchased at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.